Do Something Good for Your Neighbor

At Holy Trinity, our faith and Ignatian tradition call us to build a more just world that upholds dignity, equality and access to social and economic opportunity for all. During this unprecedented time, the needs of our local and international community continue.  We have provided ongoing opportunities from our social justice volunteers and partners.

Holy Trinity Partner Projects

2021 Community Support

Social Justice has established this sign up genius for requests from members of our Migrant familia and partners. Items may be shipped/delivered to Holy Trinity or dropped off at Ashley's house in Alexandria.You may drop off items at Holy Trinity (please use the covered entrance to the parish center off the courtyard) marked for Social Justice or ship items to:

Ashley Klick/Social Justice
c/o Holy Trinity Catholic Church
3513 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

 

SOME Support
Since May 16 we have now collected over 18,000 snack bags! Due to COVID-19, we anticipate this will be our "pandemic" way of supporting our friends at SOME instead of our monthly RE food collection and service. Consider inviting your neighborhood, your sports team (inspired by Capital Lacrosse!), or your child's classroom to join in the giving.  Sign up. The collection schedule is below:

July 17: Snack bags and toiletry kits

August 21: Snack bags, reusable water bottles and belts

2021 Spring- Summer Collections

 

Volunteer with the Migrant Team
The team is setting up a database of "experts" in different areas (legal, food, etc.) who can collect the DMV programs and resources available to migrants. Mary McCabe and Marianne Borelli will start as our experts on healthcare. We are looking for other volunteers to dig into resources regarding: Food, Housing, Employment, Legal, General Benefits/Caseworkers (LSS, HIAS, etc.). Learn more.

Our migrant families are thriving with the gift of fresh fruits, veggies and proteins. If you would like to purchase groceries or donate a gift card, please sign up for a future Wednesday. Gift cards may be dropped off at Holy Trinity or in Alexandria, VA.

 

Knitting for Kino Club
Knitting is a fun and creative outlet, and it is known to reduce stress and increase literacy. Now is a great time to start a new hobby or dust off your knitting needles to make baby blankets for our friends at the border.  As border policies have shifted over time, we've seen more and more single moms and families at the Kino Border Initiative - and sometimes these are very young moms with infants or babies. The blanket you are making will keep one of these children warm on a cold desert night or on a long bus ride. Please send completed blankets to the Attn: Joanna Williams, Kino Border Initiative, 81 N Terrace Avenue, Nogales, AZ 85621.

Instructions.

Additional Opportunities

Back to School Drive: Horton's Kids

Horton's Kids invites you to support Operation Backpack by purchasing a grade-level specific supply kit or making a $25 donation to help buy backpacks for all of our participants. The school supply kits will be sent directly to the Horton’s Kids Community Resource Centers in Southeast DC. They have been customized to fit students' needs and include items such as masks and hand sanitizer to make sure they stay healthy as they return to the classroom.